heist

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Pronunciation variation of hoist

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heist (plural heists)

  1. A robbery or burglary, especially from an institution such as a bank or museum.
  2. (slang) A heist film: a film whose plot centers around an attempted robbery.
    • 2008 March 6, Robert Wilonsky, "Fast and Loose", Riverfront Times volume 32 number 10, page 28,
      The Bank Job is also the first proper Jason Statham movie since his days banging about in Guy Ritchie's early heists.

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heist (third-person singular simple present heists, present participle heisting, simple past and past participle heisted)

  1. (transitive) To steal, rob, or hold up (something).

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heist

  1. past participle of heise